Following are select press articles that cover Canvas portfolio companies, as well as, a few non-Canvas companies on which boards our partners continue to serve.
March 29, 2017 | Crain's New York
Zola CEO Joins “40 Under 40” List
Friends' wedding registries frustrated Shan-Lyn Ma, who would bounce among wish lists on retailers' websites, thinking the items weren't meaningful to the couples. She envisioned a better way. With Nobu Nakaguchi, director of Gilt Groupe, and Kevin Ryan, its founder, she started Zola, an online wedding registry and marketplace.
March 22, 2017 | Silicon Valley Biz Journal
Casetext Raises Series B to Give Lawyers an AI Assistant
Lawyers tasked with building a case for a client face a daunting task virtually every time they begin typing out an argument: Figuring out how to sift through an ever-changing mountain of legal precedent to find and cite past case law. For years, they’ve relied on legal-focused search engines, many of which would perform little more than a simple keyword search. The lawyers who built Palo Alto-based Casetext saw an opening to build a new digital assistant, called CARA, that uses artificial intelligence and natural language queries to find past case law quickly and more efficiently.
March 16, 2017 | Forbes
The 3 Tech Buzzwords Every CEO Should Know
If you’re a CEO and sometimes think your technical team speaks a different language, you’re not alone. My world is saturated with tech jargon because I am a venture capitalist who reviews and meets with hundreds of tech startups every month. But which buzzwords are the most important for a CEO to understand?
March 8, 2017 | WSJ
Fluxx Announces Series B with Canvas as Lead VC
March 8, 2017 | Press Release
Foundations Use Fluxx to Manage More than $12B in Grants, and Counting
December 19, 2016 | The Twenty Minute VC
Rebecca on The Twenty Minute VC – Podcast
Rebecca Lynn is a Partner @ Canvas, where she focuses on Fintech, Digital Health, SaaS and mobile. Rebecca led an early stage investment in Lending Club, which was the largest US technology IPO of 2014 and the 4th largest Internet IPO since 2001.
December 14, 2016 | Recode
Investors are pumping $25 million into millennial wedding registry startup Zola
Lightspeed Venture Partners, the VC firm that has backed breakout e-commerce companies like Stitch Fix and The Honest Company, recently led a $25 million investment in Zola. Lightspeed partner Alex Taussig is joining Zola’s board.
December 8, 2016 | VentureBeat
Vida Health raises $18 million to connect people with chronic diseases to health coaches
Vida Health, an online health platform that connects people suffering from chronic diseases with health coaches, has raised $18 million in a Series B round led by Canvas Ventures, with participation from Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and Aspect Ventures.
December 7, 2016 | Forbes
Here’s What Happens When A VC Evaluates Your Marketing
When a VC evaluates an entrepreneur’s marketing plan, the process typically leads to the usual suspects.
November 16, 2016 | CNBC "Power Lunch" TV Show
Paul Hsiao Applauds Development of “New Collar” Workers and Calls for Computer Science as Second Language
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